There’s been plenty of casting news coming out of the often tight-lipped Marvel in the last few days. Michael Bay and Michael Pena have joined Ant-man, and now it’s been revealed that Thomas Kretschmann (TV’s Dracula) has taken a role in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, according to THR.
It’s been rumoured for a couple of months that the villainous Baron Wolfgang von Strucker would be in the movie, and it’s now been confirmed that is who Kretschmann will play. Von Strucker is a former Nazi officer who later became the head of the terrorist organisation H.Y.D.R.A, becoming the sworn enemy of both Captain America and Nick Fury. In the comics he is ageless and has the ability to die over and over again, but always return.
It’s not known how he will fit into the movie, but it’s believe brother and sister duo Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) work for him. He’s likely to be somehow linked to the sentient artificial being known as Ultron. There’s also a chance he’ll become part of a plot that will have ramifications of the Marvel phase three films.
The movie is due out May 2015.